LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American forum executive committee:
Paula M. L. Moya, Jan. 2016
Mark Goble, Jan. 2017 (2015–Jan. 2016 Ch.)
Amy Hungerford, Jan. 2018 (2015–Jan. 2016 Sec.)
Heather Houser, Jan. 2019
Joseph Jeon, Jan. 2020
Full collection of essays written during my undergraduate and graduate studies in literature.
Graduate-level syllabus for a seminar in the Department of English. Neither “history of the book” nor “media studies,” this course sits somewhere in-between combining the ethos of a makerspace with the hands-on resources of a letterpress and book arts studio.
Jesse A. Goldberg deposited Slavery’s Ghosts and the Haunted Housing Crisis: On Narrative Economy and Circum-Atlantic Memory in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
In light of (re)new(ed) interest in focusing interdisciplinary scholarly attention on the history of capitalism – a focus captured in Edward Baptist’s recent book, The Half has Never Been Told – this essay reads Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel A Mercy as a key text for considering the history of capitalism as central to conceptions of circum-…[Read more]
Nicole Dib started the topic American Literature Association 2019 – Postwar Area Literature Group CFP in the discussion LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980
American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group
Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period. Abstracts by January 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980
American Li…[Read more]
Tana Jean Welch started the topic Reminder: CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference in the discussion LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Medical Humanism / American Literature
CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA
Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate Ame…[Read more]
Since his first works came to critical attention, Ernest Hemingway has occupied a space in the critical and cultural imagination as a definitively ‘masculine’ writer. His novels and stories focus on male narrators in difficult or extreme situations involving war, violence, and the natural world, and his critical heritage has focused on these ele…[Read more]
Correction: Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 5, 2019, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at email@example.com
This article focuses on three post-9/11 meta-poems – “My Wife Says Don’t Write About September 11th” by Ryan G. Van Cleave, “How to Write A Poem After September 11th” by Nikki Moustaki and “To the Words” by W. S. Merwin – to demonstrate the point that the current scholarly understanding of post-9/11 aesthetics as something functioning like…[Read more]
Despite their commitment to Ezra Pound’s commandment to “make it new!:” modernist authors like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Katherine Mansfield, Edith Wharton, and Thornton Wilder referred to Jane Austen surprisingly often in their public and private writings. Although they excoriated her sexual inexperience and limited…[Read more]
Catherine Winters started the topic Revolt! Student Protests from 1968 to Today, A Symposium in the discussion Twentieth-Century American Literature on MLA Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
February 1968: three African American men are shot and killed at South Carolina State University during a protest against racial segregation. March 1968: Warsaw University students protest the banning of a performance of the play Dziady by Adam Mickiewicz.
May 1968: tens of thousands of students and workers take to the streets in France,…[Read more]
Marissa K. López replied to the topic ANNC: 2018 Futures of American Studies Institute (June 18 – 24) in the discussion Twentieth-Century American Literature on MLA Commons 9 months ago
Wondering why 2013 was the last year (at least as far as I’ve been able to tell, apologies if I’m mistaken) there were Latinx studies faculty at the institute. Are we not part of the future too?
A 2016 conference at Princeton on “The Contemporary” similarly included no Latinx studies scholars.
Though I am primarily a scholar of 19th century…[Read more]
James E. Dobson started the topic ANNC: 2018 Futures of American Studies Institute (June 18 – 24) in the discussion Twentieth-Century American Literature on MLA Commons 9 months ago
The 2018 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College
MONDAY JUNE 18, 2018 – SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2018.
DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
CO-DIRECTORS: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University),…[Read more]
The relationship between obsolescence and innovation in the digital age is a peculiar one, conveying not past and future but instead demonstrating their eternal simultaneity.
Bradley J. Fest deposited Geologies of Finitude: The Deep Time of Twenty-First-Century Catastrophe in Don DeLillo’s Point Omegaand Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 9 months, 1 week ago
The twenty-first century has seen a transformation of twentieth-century narrative and historical discourse. On the one hand, the Cold War national fantasy of mutually assured destruction has multiplied, producing a diverse array of apocalyptic visions. On the other, there has been an increasing sobriety about human finitude, especially considered…[Read more]
Nicholas Rinehart deposited Vernacular Soliloquy, Theatrical Gesture, and Embodied Consciousness in The Marrow of Tradition in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 9 months, 1 week ago
Charles Chesnutt’s Marrow of Tradition (1901) is overwhelmingly understood as an historical novel. Critics have again and again focused on its journalistic historicity; its ambivalent racial politics; its attitudes towards assimilation, separatism, vengeance, and resistance; and Chesnutt’s alleged biographical identification with various cha…[Read more]
This New Rheto rical Continuum Chart for Fiction shows a spectral range between individual (New Critical, structuralist, formalist) approach to group-based (socio-rhetorical) approach to fiction in the 21st Century.
The Stars our Destination is a story of overcoming anxieties and biases from war, as well as other growing up issues in a steel mill town. Over time, the three main characters gradually converge. Two women have nightmares involving the past and the old Prof. Daniel Blei lives off and on in a flood of troubling recollections. The conclusion will…[Read more]
A Robert Brownian Dramatic Dialogue
Part of the Introduction in lieu of an abstract:
Christopher Isherwood’s celebrated novel A Single Man portrays a gay man as an ordinary human being. For its time, the novel’s depiction of homosexuality as a legitimate minoritarian identity, rather than individual pathology, was a radical political gesture. Given this context, literary critics…[Read more]
On the basis of the assumption that poetic response to Edward Said’s Orientalism is
rare, this article seeks to read three post-9/11 American poems on Afghanistan – “The Weavers” and
“Burka Women” by Gerald Wheeler, and “Kabul 2002 (From Dislocations)” by Dr. Bronwyn Winter – as a
significant intellectual departure from the standpoint alle…[Read more]
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